Air Fryer Asparagus. Super easy asparagus recipe that has just 4 ingredients, less than 5 minutes of prep and takes just 12 minutes to cook!
Air Fried Asparagus
If you are looking for a simple side dish to make then you are going to love Air Fried Asparagus. In just 12 minutes of time with 2 minutes of prep you will have the most amazing cooked asparagus ever.
Having an easy to make side dish is a must for me. Busy days are not seeming to end and by the end of the day I need the easiest healthy dinner I can get. Most of the time lately our dinners are a meat and a few different veggie sides. All of which are super easy to make which saves me time and still gets a healthy dinner on the table.
Cooking asparagus in the air fryer gives perfectly cooked asparagus with very little work needed.
What goes well with Asparagus?
There are lots of easy main dish recipes that are perfect for enjoying with air fryer asparagus. Really I can not think about many dishes that do not go well with asparagus.
What temperature do you cook asparagus on in an Air Fryer?
When you are cooking asparagus in an air fryer you will cook it for 12 minutes at 400°.
Variations of this Recipe
For this basic Air Fryer Asparagus recipe I used salt, pepper, and olive oil but there are many different variations to the basic recipe.
Parmesan Cheese. After drizzling olive oil add a bit of grated parmesan cheese on top to make Air Fryer Parmesan Asparagus.
Bacon wrapped. Wrap each piece of asparagus with a piece of uncooked bacon to make Air Fryer bacon wrapped Asparagus.
Garlic Parmesan. Add a sprinkle of garlic powder a bit of grated parmesan cheese on top before cooking to make Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Asparagus.
Smoked Paprika. A little bit goes a long way. Just give a sprinkle of paprika on top before cooking.
Lemon Juice. Add just a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on top before cooking to making Air Fryer Lemon Asparagus.
How to Trim Asparagus
Rinse the asparagus under cool water.
Bend one of the asparagus pieces until the bottom snaps off. This is how you figure out what is the woody and that needs to be cut off. You can break off each end of each spear or you can lay the piece down on top of the rest of the bunch of asparagus and chop off about that same amount.
Toss the asparagus ends and cook the spears.
How to Store Air Fryer Asparagus
Allow the asparagus to cool completely. Once cooled store in an air tight container in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for about a week. You can reheat for a few minutes in the air fryer.
What is the best Air Fryer?
There are many different air fryers out there, amongst our team of foodies our favorites are the Cuisinart Air Fryer and convection oven combo, Power XL Pro and the Ninja Foodi 9-in-One. If you don’t have either of them you can use the air fryer you have, but if you are looking to get started with cooking food in an air fryer then our suggestion is that you want to get one of those.
Air fried asparagus Ingredients
- Olive oil
How to Make Air fried asparagus
Wash and trim the fresh asparagus.
Place the asparagus into your air fryer.
Drizzle the oil, salt, and pepper over the asparagus and toss to make sure all of them are coated.
Turn your air fryer onto 400° for 12 minutes. Halfway through stir the asparagus so that way they cook evenly.
Easy Air Fryer Recipes
Air fried asparagus
- 1 pound asparagus
- 1 tablespoon oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Wash and trim the fresh asparagus.
- Place the asparagus into your air fryer. Drizzle the oil, salt, and pepper over the asparagus and toss to make sure all of them are coated.
- Turn your air fryer onto 400° force 12 minutes. Halfway through stir the asparagus so that way they cook evenly.